Here we are, the 2016 NRL finals. After 26 gruelling rounds, the top eight has been decided and there are some entertaining clashes to be played out over the course of the first week and then beyond. Just who will take out the NRL Telstra Premiership for 2016, we shall know in a month.
Without further adieu, here are the sides named for the first week of the finals in the NRL Telstra Premiership:
Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans (#NRLbrisgi #NRLFinals); Friday September 9; Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Kick-off: 7:55pm.
Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Tom Opacic 4. James Roberts 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Anthony Milford 7. Ben Hunt 8. Josh McGuire 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Adam Blair 11. Sam Thaiday 12. Matt Gillett 13. Corey Parker (C).
Interchange: 14. Jarrod Wallace 16. Tevita Pangai Jr. 16. Jai Arrow 17. Alex Glenn 18. Joe Ofahengaue 19. Jonas Pearson (Two to be omitted).
Coach: Wayne Bennett.
Titans: 1. Jarryd Hayne 2. David Mead 3. Josh Hoffman 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. Nene Macdonald 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ash Taylor 8. Luke Douglas 9. Nathan Peats 10. Ryan James (C) 11. Zeb Taia 12. Chris McQueen 13. Greg Bird.
Interchange: 14. Leivaha Pulu 15. Ryan Simpkins 16. Agnatius Paasi 17. Nathan Friend (C) 18. Anthony Don 19. William Zillman 20. Lachlan Burr (Three to be omitted).
Coach: Neil Henry.
Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks (#NRLcancro #NRLFinals); Saturday September 10; GIO Stadium, Canberra. Kick-off: 5:35pm.
Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton 2. Edrick Lee 3. Jarrod Croker (C) 4. Joey Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Sam Williams 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Junior Paulo 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Shannon Boyd 11. Josh Papalii 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Iosia Soliola.%